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  • Marketing Strategies – Approaching Your Top Ten Most Desired Customers

    Aviation Marketing
    Paula Williams
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    This one of the most powerful marketing strategies that we share with all of our clients early in the process of working together. One of our clients (who is a pilot) remarked that “customers don’t come with approach plates.” No, they don’t.   You have to make up your own. Unique Customers Require Unique Approaches. One thing we recommend to our clients is that they keep a “top ten” list of customers they want to do business with. (Remember that prospects are people, not companies, so you need to identify the specific person, or at least the job title, of…
  • Download the August 2014 Aviation Marketing Calendar

    Aviation Marketing
    Paula Williams
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Download the August 2014 Aviation Marketing Calendar. Know about aviation trade shows, conventions and events. Plan marketing routines that lead to long-term success. Be aware of ABCI webinars, panel discussions and executive briefings. Using a calendar like this one to plan your marketing activities will help you stay on track, coordinate activities among your own team, and coordinate with other organizations.
  • Social Media Survey of Aviation Professionals – Results and Recommendations

    Aviation Marketing
    Paula Williams
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    ABCI (Aviation Business Consultants International)  conducted a social media survey of aviation professionals, which concluded on July 11, 2014. The results confirmed some of our suspicions, and held a few surprises as well. We advertised the survey on eight social media networks, as well as on our blog.  Survey respondents were compensated only with a report of the results. Who responded to the survey? The first two questions were designed to determine the segments of the aviation industry that respondents worked in, the companies they work for, and the positions they hold within those…
  • EAA ForeFlight Scholarship Winners Announced

    ForeFlight
    ForeFlight
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    We had an overwhelming response to our two flight training scholarships with over 150 applicants! Thank you to everyone who participated. It was inspiring to hear from so many ambitious people who are eager to earn their wings. We are pleased to present the two finalists who will go on to pursue their flight training with a little help from ForeFlight. Here’s a brief snapshot of Jacob and Megan: Megan Kerstein At age fifteen Megan discovered her home in the sky when she flew with an instructor for the first time. Following that experience, Megan participated in the Southern Illinois…
  • Join the coalition -- make your voice heard!

    AIA dailyLead®
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Do you work in the aerospace/defense industry; are you active or retired military; or do you simply love aviation/space explo -More- General Manager, Training and Simulation Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.
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  • EAA ForeFlight Scholarship Winners Announced

    ForeFlight
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    We had an overwhelming response to our two flight training scholarships with over 150 applicants! Thank you to everyone who participated. It was inspiring to hear from so many ambitious people who are eager to earn their wings. We are pleased to present the two finalists who will go on to pursue their flight training with a little help from ForeFlight. Here’s a brief snapshot of Jacob and Megan: Megan Kerstein At age fifteen Megan discovered her home in the sky when she flew with an instructor for the first time. Following that experience, Megan participated in the Southern Illinois…
  • Bulletin: July 24 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Data updates are now available to download for the July 24, 2014 – August 21, 2014 and July 24, 2014 – September 18, 2014 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on July 24 North American Obstacles From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts, now with the Grand Canyon VFR Chart High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents, including new Class B enhancement…
  • ForeFlight Mobile Receives Operational Suitability Approval on iPad and iPhone

    ForeFlight
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    We are pleased to announce that the FAA’s Aircraft Evaluation Group completed an evaluation of ForeFlight Mobile as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution and found the app to be operationally suitable as a “complete flight deck solution for continuous accessibility for the pilot.” The approval letter goes on to say: “[The] ForeFlight Mobile application includes airport flight directory information and instrument departure and arrival procedures and charts for all of the US and Canadian IFR National Airspace System. The mobile application was evaluated and found to be operationally…
  • Bulletin: July 16 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The Pilot’s Guide to ForeFlight Mobile and the Stratus 2nd Generation Pilot’s Guide have both been updated in the ForeFlight Document Catalog. These updates cover the latest features in ForeFlight Mobile 6.2.1 and the most up to date guide to Stratus 2. These documents are available for download on the iPad version of ForeFlight Mobile. Tap on the Documents view, then tap Catalog in the top-right corner to see the list of available documents. All users who have an existing copy of either document will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. A new Airport…
  • Seamlessly Sync Favorites, Enjoy Profile View Refinements in ForeFlight Mobile 6.2.1

    ForeFlight
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    ForeFlight Mobile version 6.2.1 is now available for download on the App Store. Seamlessly Sync Favorites and Recents With ForeFlight Mobile version 6.2.1 we introduce Sync, a fast cloud-based syncing system that seamlessly transfers information between your iPhone and iPad. For example, this capability allows you to plan a flight on your iPhone and that flight will appear in the recent routes list on your iPad, or in your favorites list if you have marked the route as a favorite. There is no special user interaction required as syncing is automatic. Seamlessly sync your favorites and recents…
 
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  • Real estate agent moonlights as National Guard helicopter pilot

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Matthew Hanks is a full-time real estate agent, but when the market collapsed, he answered an online ad for the National Guar -More- The Eclipse 550: Easy to Fly. Available Now. Designed to be flown single-pilot, the Eclipse 550 comes standard with an advanced Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot as you fly, increasing situational awareness, monitoring systems, and giving you over speed and under speed protection with the only Auto Throttle in the light jet market. The simplicity of flight that the IFMS provides is truly unmatched in the light…
  • GA can do great things by coming together

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Blogger, pilot and Mooney advocate Jolie Lucas writes about her trip to the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture ev -More- 
  • AOPA member says he'd recommend "anything AOPA"

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Ron Cuff is proud to be associated with a program called Flight Above Addiction which uses his 2000 Cessna 182 to "inform com -More- AOPA Members get $1,000 off Custom Wavefront LASIK from Christenbury Eye Center! A growing number of pilots are enjoying aviation without glasses or contacts with Laser Refractive Surgery. At Christenbury Eye Center 98% of our patients are 20/20 or better. It is a quick recovery and patients say they feel nothing! Visit the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts website to see this and other great deals.
  • First aviation mechanic gets place in Air Force museum

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Charles Taylor was working in the bicycle business owned by the Wright brothers when they needed help designing and building  -More- Your Flight Is Planned, Now Let's Pack. Pack analyzes your route, and with one tap on the suitcase, download to your device the charts, data, NOTAMS, fuel prices, and other information you will need for your flight. Learn more about simplifying your pre-flight preparation
  • Baker: Medical reform is AOPA's top priority

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Speaking before a packed house July 29 at the AOPA yellow seminar tent on the EAA AirVenture grounds, AOPA President Mark Bak -More- 
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • General Aviation Manufacturers Association

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Jonathan Archer has become director of engineering and airworthiness for the Washington-based General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He was an associate with Booz and Co., working on projects for the FAA and Joint Planning and Development Office.
  • Crane Aerospace & Electronics

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Carl Trustee (see photo) has been appointed as vice president of Landing Systems Solutions for the Aerospace Group of Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynnwood, Washington. He was head of the Central Engineering Group at Parker Aerospace.
  • American Airlines

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Don Casey has been promoted to senior vice president from vice president-revenue management for American Airlines.
  • Barfield Inc.

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Johann Panier (see photo) has been named CEO of U.S.-based Barfield Inc., which Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance recently acquired. He was head of business development for AFI KLM E&M.
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Mark A. Caylor (see photos) has been named corporate vice president/president of Enterprise Services/chief strategy officer and Stephen C. Movius corporate vice president/treasurer of Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. Caylor adds the chief strategy officer role. Movius continues as vice president-investor relations.
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Oshkosh and pilots take care of their own

    Jill Tallman
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Kate (left) and Judy at the Women in Aviation Connect breakfast at AirVenture 2014. For many of us, heading to Oshkosh, Wis., in July is a yearly ritual. It certainly is for Judy Birchler of Indianapolis, Ind. Judy and her niece Kate departed Indiana Sunday in Judy’s Rans, looking forward to a week of fun at EAA AirVenture. The trip went great until Judy realized that she had left her wallet at her first fuel stop–White County Airport in Monticello, Ind. She didn’t discover the missing wallet until they stopped at East Troy in Wisconsin for more fuel. No wallet–no…
  • Last stop: Nagoya and Kyoto

    Tom Horne
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    It was an easy two-hour trip from Taipei to Jeju, South Korea, and the day spent at Jeju gave the touring group of pilots a chance to see a volcanic caldera and check out the Shilla Hotel’s private beach. I’d never heard of the place before, but Jeju is a big tourist destination and has a huge modern airport to prove it. But this trip is all about the flying so today we flew from Jeju to Nagoya, Japan. Jeju was hot and foggy at the surface for today’s departure but we picked up 50-knot tailwinds at the Mustang’s cruising altitude of 33,000 feet. Groundspeeds hit…
  • True fact about ‘True Lies’

    Mike Collins
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Remember the action comedy True Lies, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger famously hops into a Harrier, bounces off a couple of police cars, balances his daughter on the jump- jet’s nose, and dispatches a terrorist who was dangling from an attached Sidewinder missile? Nothing true about that scene. But it is true that the movie turned 20 years old yesterday. And it’s also true that some of the flying scenes in that movie involved actual Harrier jets. Three Marine Corps AV-8Bs were rented for the filming; the producers reportedly paid an hourly rate of $2,410 for more than 40 flight…
  • The Women Pilots of Air Journey’s RTW

    Tom Horne
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    Of the nine pilots flying the current legs of Air Journey’s around the world (RTW) voyage, two are women. One, Laura Azara, plans to file for a record flight: the youngest female pilot to complete an around the world trip in an unmodified airplane–a Pilatus PC-12NG. Yes, Amelia Earhart–no, not that Amelia Earhart–recently claimed an around-the-world record for being the youngest female pilot to reach that goal, and in a PC-12 NG to boot. But the latter Earhart made her flight using a PC-12NG fitted with ferry fuel tanks. And while she may have been the youngest to do…
  • Slots and Heat

    Tom Horne
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    For yesterday’s departure from Hong Kong each airplane in the group was assigned a slot. These ranged from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. so it was important for us to all get to the airport well in advance. Hong Kong, with departures occurring at what must be one-minute intervals, is a very, very busy place. In any event, our carefully allotted slot times didn’t work out as planned. Like many big airports overseas, at Hong Kong you have to call up clearance delivery, then ground control to get an engine start time. The first time I called up, I was told to expect a 10-minute wait for…
 
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  • Operating at 75% Power C172SP

    Stephen Bellacera
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Hello CFI’s, During my PPL training I was instructed to cruise at around 2400 RPM (C172SP), any time I’d get over that my first CFI would get a little antsy.  However, in the POH it states the standard cruise RPM of 75% power is 2500 RPM at sea level.       Is there any reason why I shouldn’t  cruise at 2500 RPM on my CC flights (I wouldn’t mind having the  few extra kts to save on my bill after I land ;)?   Now I understand that as I climb, I will be losing RPM’s and of course leaning properly will keep the RPM’s up until a certain alt but if…
  • Age to train for an Air Traffic Controller Career?

    Christopher Goodman
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Howdy Folks. I am student of Aviation without the resources to afford to fly. So I thought of becoming an Air Traffic Controller then learning to fly with the money from that job. I am reading that you must be 30 or under to start training for an Air Traffic Controller career??? Is this really True? I’m 36 and a bit saddened by this if it is really true. -Christopher
  • Nav log

    jack thomas sir
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    I need help with the Nav log the two problems I have are the true heading and the true corse. I only thinking that I need help with is how to find them thanks Jack
  • Annual Inspection

    Jeffrey James Bisetti
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Since a 100-hr inspection can be “overflown” under certain conditions, is it possible to “overfly” an annual inspection?
  • Being reimbursed as private pilot

    M. Clark
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Hi, A friend of mine wants to do some traveling and would like me to fly him around for some of it. Can I be reimbursed for the all expenses as a private pilot?   I have read § 61.113 and understand that. I have heard in the past of people taking the reimbursement as a donation towards college or as a money gift. Is this something that would be legal or would I have to pay for half?
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    Max Trescott Aviation Trends Aloft

  • Jack Pelton, EAA Chairman Previews Next Weeks AirVenture at Oshkosh

    Max Trescott
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Here's a fun update from Jack Pelton, EAA Chairman, on AirVenture which starts this weekend, on the Aviation Geeks podcast. I'm substituting for co-host Rob Marks this summer while he writes a book. I invited Jack to be our guest this week and led the conversation. Great fun....and no, it's not to late for you to get to AirVenture this year! 
  • Rusty Pilot Seminars Near You!

    Max Trescott
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Have you been out of the skies for more than 90 days? Or maybe for years, but plan to return someday soon? If so, you may want to attend one of AOPA’s Rusty Pilot seminars! As you know, sometimes life gets in the way. For pilots, flying is rarely their top priority as they build families and careers. But the dream of flight never goes away and most pilots plan to get back into aviation someday, when time and money permit. So maybe NOW is your time to start returning to the skies. Getting into the air again is not as difficult as most pilots think and AOPA is rolling out Rusty Pilot…
  • Gossamer Airplane Presentation in Mountain View, California

    Max Trescott
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:23 am
    Hard to believe but, it’s been over 30 years since the pedal-powered Gossamer Airplane flew across the English Channel. Besides winning a huge cash prize, some of the carbon-fiber construction techniques used today were invented during the project. If you’re lucky enough to be in the S.F. Bay area next week, don't miss the Aero Club of Northern California luncheon on Thursday, April 3, featuring Dr. Morton Grosser presenting on the human-powered, Gossamer Airplane project. Luncheon is at 11:15 AM at Michaels at Shoreline, Mountain View, CA. Please send your name and choice of Cobb…
  • Rod Machado dinner event - November 1 Hiller Museum, San Carlos

    Max Trescott
    24 Oct 2013 | 11:49 pm
    “If we had royalty in the United States, then Rod Machado would be the Prince of General Aviation. He sets the gold standard for accomplishments and for being a kind human being who helps others.” That’s what I wrote about Rod in one of my books. If you are in the S.F. Bay area next weekend, run, drive, fly, hitchhike or swim to the San Carlos Airport to meet Rod and hear him speak on Friday night. If you’ve never heard Rod speak then you’re in for a real treat. He’s one of the funniest aviation speakers on the planet, so it’s bound to be hilarious evening. He will be honored…
  • Boeing 777 Procedures from a 777 Pilot

    Max Trescott
    24 Jul 2013 | 7:05 pm
    Media coverage of the Asiana 214 crash underscored a problem with accident reporting: the pilots who know the most about the accident aircraft are often 777 Cockpit. Image from Wikimedia Commons.not the ones you see on television. That’s because most airline pilots are barred by union policy from commenting and sharing what they know. Retired airline pilots are free to comment, though I didn’t see any 777 pilots interviewed. So to get some insight into 777 procedures, I recently met up at a Starbucks with a retired 777 pilot. As background, let me mention that NBC Bay Area invited me to…
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  • Staying Concise, Staying Solvent

    John Ewing
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Flight instruction has been a bit SLOw for me over the last month, but the good news is that gave me time to get to some neglected writing projects. Loyal readers may recall that when I released my first iBook a little over two years ago, I mentioned plans to do a whole concise series. So after several long days, and with some help from my friends (who proofread and helped to smooth the rough edges), The Concise Guide to the Diamond DA40-180 is now available on the iBooks store. And kudos to the Apple iBooks review team, who examined and approved my submission in a matter of…
  • No news is ...

    John Ewing
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:09 am
    Greeting from the California Central Coast!The dust is beginning to settle from our recent move and rumor has it I'll begin instructing at the San Luis Obispo Airport later today. Any airplane flies the same way regardless of your location, but the environment is different here. A fairly busy Class D airport as opposed to Oakland's Class C and already I miss the rapid pace (if not downright surly) interactions with NorCal.With a bit of down time there was a chance to finish the fifth edition of The Concise Guide to IFR, which is available now on the iBooks store. It incorporates recent FAA…
  • May 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    25 May 2014 | 10:37 am
    Expect fewer than average posts over the next few weeks as I prepare to move to the CA central coast. For now, here are some recent photos ...Departing UkiahMt. Diablo at SunsetFlying the Eastern SierraEn route San DiegoHeading SouthHold at KACBYLee ViningMono LakeApproaching Mono LakeNear Lake MendocinoOver US 395Eastern Sierra TurbulenceOver Truckee Carson City
  • April Showers and other Photos

    John Ewing
    2 May 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Approaching Long BeachAwaiting IFR releaseOver Castro Valley YUnusual, late April storm, dodging the yellow stuffLeft Base RWY 34, Yolo CountySanta Rosa Seven departureRight downwind, somewhere near Lake MerrittResume direct OAKSan Francisco Bay2 mile final, RWY 32 ILS, Santa RosaNear LUSEEApproaching Lake ChabotIdyllic Central ValleyDeparting Long Beach via Hollywood Park routeApproaching the Gorman Pass
  • Soft Field Follies

    John Ewing
    27 Apr 2014 | 6:53 pm
    "My touchdown wasn't very soft," my student lamented, after managing a strong crosswind and plopping the plane onto the asphalt. We were in a tricycle gear aircraft and her touchdown attitude was good: Nose high, but not so high as to strike the tail, minimum airspeed, full flaps. In point of fact, her landing would have been a different experience on a grass or dirt strip. Pilots often need to demonstrate soft field operations during a practical test, even if they are just simulations on a paved runway, but actual soft field operations on unpaved runways may be becoming a rare…
 
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • Dead Reckoning

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As usual I have flight-planned for one task and the onboard satellite communications link to base brings us instructions to do something else. We're to fly direct to a particular airport, and get a maintenance extension from an approved maintenance organization there. We can do that. I punch it in on the GPS, O Mighty Box that guides us safely from place to place. The GPS in this particular airplane is not that mighty. It's a nice colour moving map, WAAS capable IFR installation, but it has a habit of losing GPS position for exactly two minutes at a time, about twice a day.  We don't fly…
  • Summer One-Liners

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I always scribble notes on my OFPs, but I don't always get time to transform them into blog entries. Here are a few. This is an oldie that has come back.  Many types of flight require a flight plan, a notification to air traffic control of where and when you want to fly your airplane. You "file" the plan either electronically, or still the old fashioned way by telephone. It's often easier to make a phone call than to get an internet connection. When you call to file a flight plan you start by specifying the call sign, the registration of the aircraft. The specialist can sometimes look up…
  • Human Factors

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    My Human Factors training is not yet up for renewal, but I'm looking at notes on the training materials we used last time. They were aimed at the maintainer, not the pilot. The main benefit of this is realizing how many shortcuts and errors maintenance personnel make. If I take a shorcut, it works or doesn't that day. If they do, their not-quite-right repair or incompletely inspected part might be in there, waiting to kill me for another 500 hours. Some of the "good practice" and "bad practice" sample conversations from the videos sound just like ones I hear in the hangar, especially the one…
  • Day Trip

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I and a fairly new coworker are assigned to go to a site about an hour away and do some work. It's expected to be a single flight: zip up there, do the work and come back to base without landing. I say, "Just in case the work takes longer and we have to land for fuel, do you have a company credit card?" He doesn't yet, so I grab mine, just in case. We fly to the location, but don't succeed in completing the work. The conditions aren't appropriate. We've just turned for home when my coworker receives a message on the satellite link. "Do you guys have overnight gear?" The true answer is, "No,"…
  • It Did Not, However, Contain a Live Bobcat

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I'm picking an airplane up from a routine maintenance inspection and service. It's early in the morning, before anyone from the maintenance unit is in. This is not unusual. It's a little unusual for us to have scheduled maintenance performed away from home base, but sometimes the person responsible for maintenance makes arrangements with other companies. I pick up the journey log. If that paperwork is not done, the maintenance is considered incomplete, so I always check it first. The signed maintenance release shows the work that has been performed on the airplane, so I know what to pay…
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  • Indy Transponder 30-JUL-2014 1000z

    XPDR
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    VIDEO: 2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show * Alaska Dispatch News | Every two years, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens its gates to the public for two days of free aerial demonstrations, military equipment displays and aircraft tours. “It’s the largest single event in all of Alaska,” said Dave Peters, treasurer for the Alaska Air Show Association, a nonprofit that assists in organizing the open house. Fiancé of wing walker to rebuild crashed plane - WHIO | Wing walker Jane Wicker died at the Vectren Dayton Air Show last year with the plane she couldn't stop talking about. Now, the fiancé…
  • AirVenture: 7/29/2014

    XPDR
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    AirVenture Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Update * eaavideo.orgAirVenture remembers EAA founder Poberezny * Fox11online.com | EAA AirVenture kicks off today. OSHKOSH – EAA honored its founder Monday at AirVenture. Friends of Paul Poberezny shared stories about him at the Theater in the Woods. Poberezny passed away last August at 91 years old. He started EAA in 1953....Shell Aviation Notes Aerobatic Team Anniversary, Reveals New Packaging for ... * Aviation International News | At this year's EAA AirVenture, Shell Aviation is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the AeroShell Aerobatic team, with the…
  • Indy Transponder 29-JUL-2014 1000z

    XPDR
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    AirVenture Off To An Upbeat Start * AVweb | The sprawling grounds were damp, and the skies were overcast Sunday at EAA AirVenture, but the crowds already were thick and the mood upbeat as this year's edition of the world's biggest airshow got ready for its Monday morning launch. The aviation... Thousands to Descend on Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture * WBAY | Oshkosh - Thousands of aviation enthusiasts will descend on Oshkosh Monday for the start of EAA AirVenture. The "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" draws about 500,000 people from 70 nations each year, according to AirVenture organizers.
  • Indy Transponder 29-JUL-2014 0130z

    XPDR
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Arch wins Red Bull Air Race in Poland · General Aviation News | GDYNIA, Poland – Austria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe. Britain’s Nigel Lamb was second, while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place.... World Championship Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia Aviation Headlines - Airplane-Pictures.net | For the first time in Poland, for the first time with a Polish pilot, World Championship Red Bull…
  • AirVenture 2014 has begun!

    XPDR
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    EAA AirVenture to feature full Thunderbirds team for first time * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | The weeklong event starts Monday with the Thunderbirds arriving some time on Thursday and performing what's known as a "practice show," a full dress rehearsal, at the end of the afternoon air show, about 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.AirVenture: Day 0 · General Aviation News, Ben Sclair | Photos Jack Pelton AirVenture Preview 2014 · eaavideo.org | At this year's AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA reflects on the life of their founder, Paul Poberezny. They also amp up the excitement this year…
 
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  • What To Do In Kuala Lumpur This Vacation Season

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the most visited destinations in all of Southeast Asia. It boasts of man-made wonders and natural treasures that you’ll definitely love. Simply put, from the moment you arrive in this one of a kind city, you’ll never experience a dull moment. So book your flights to Kuala Lumpur that are available on affordable rates and get ready for fun-filled adventure that you’ll never forget. Among the activities that you can enjoy while there are as follows: Visit the Petronas Twin Towers One of the tallest twin towers in the world (452 metres), the Petronas Twin…
  • Sights to See in Ekaterinburg

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Trans-Siberian Railways Tours and Holidays should definitely include a sightseeing trip to the fascinating city of Ekaterinburg, Russia’s third largest city. It’s a stunning city, abundant in fascinating things to see from museums and theatres to cultural delights galore. To top it off, locals are friendly, open, and have retained a wonderful sense of tradition. Historical Square Historical Square is one of the most important sites in Ekaterinburg when it comes to heritage. It’s not the prettiest sight by any means, being set along the Iset River banks – a polluted creek amidst a…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Brazil

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Not only is Brazil the fifth largest country in the world, this summer Brazil takes center stage as host to the 2014 World Cup. Fans and tourists from all continents will be witnessing Brazilian sights and sounds as they have never been experienced before. There is just so much to learn; the following eight points of interest include a glimpse of everything you need to know about Brazil! One – The FIFA World Cup: The 2014 FIFA World Cup features tournaments in twelve separate cities, where guests can see pros like Lionel Messi, and enjoy everything from football matches to a variety of…
  • Attractions: When to Splurge and When to Save

    admin
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    There is nothing quite as exciting as going on vacation. It gives you the change of pace that you’ve been dreaming of! With so many fun and exciting things to experience, it is tempting to try and do all of them. Even though it may be temping…. you don’t actually have to. When it comes to attractions, it is important to ask yourself: when should you splurge and when should you save? Start By Making a List Not all attractions are amazing – or even fun for that matter. However, they all seem to charge an awful lot for the admission. That is why you will need to make a list of all the…
  • Know Your Travel Rights

    admin
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:36 pm
    With so many things that could go wrong when travelling or booking a holiday, like delays, last minute cancellations, providers going bust and natural disasters, knowing your travel rights and where you stand with the law is incredibly important. If you don’t know your rights, you can end up losing out and also run the risk of dishonest or opportunistic companies taking advantage of your lack of knowledge and inexperience. Don’t let anything get in the way of you having an enjoyable travel experience. Brush up on your rights before heading off for peace of mind. If your flight is…
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 309 – Airways News

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Airchive.com and Airways Magazine working together, airline citations over passenger rights, airline safety, and announcements from AirVenture Oshkosh. Guest Guest Chris Sloan is the founder of Airchive.com and president and founder of 2C Media, a television production and promotion company. Previously, Chris held senior level executive positions with NBC, TLC, and USA Networks. Chris produced “International Airport 24/7: Miami” on the Travel Channel, and oversaw the TLC documentary on the building of the Airbus A-380 featuring John Travolta. We talk about changes at Airchive.com…
  • AirplaneGeeks 308 – AirVenture Oshkosh Preview with Jack Pelton

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014 preview, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the Farnborough International Airshow. Guest Guest Jack Pelton is Chairman of the Board of the Experimental Aircraft Association (the EAA). He’s the retired chairman, president, and chief executive officer for Cessna Aircraft Company. Jack was Sr. Vice President of Engineering for Dornier Aircraft in Munich, and he started his career at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach CA. Also, he was a member of the board and past chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and served on the board of directors of the…
  • AirplaneGeeks 307 – Aviation Weather

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Aviation weather training, airline fare disclosure, angle of attack indicators, Boeing market forecast, the pilot shortage, aviation scholarships, aero clubs, and funny cartoons. Guest Scott Dennstaedt specializes in aviation weather training for pilots. He’s a flight instructor, trained in meteorology, and he owns Chesapeake Aviation Training, headquartered in South Carolina. In addition to flight instruction, he operates the subscription-based website Aviation Weather Workshops, where you’ll find many aviation weather resources. Scott also delivers live workshops all over the country,…
  • AirplaneGeeks 306 – Make a Plan and Become a Pilot

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    New ATP written exam requirements going into effect, a Boeing 757 successor, NTSB investigation of the TWA Flight 800 accident, the AOPA Rusty Pilot program, and what you need to do to become a professional pilot. Guest Guest Kevin Garrison is a CFI, journalist, and author with many articles in prominent aviation publications. He’s flown the MD-88, DC-9, 727, 757, 767, and 777. He’s currently working on a series of inexpensive “CEO of the Cockpit” guidebooks about getting into the professional flying business. Kevin also provides services to medium-sized companies through Aerospace…
  • AirplaneGeeks 305 – Alternative Jet Fuel

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Aviation biofuel, the NTSB summary report on the Asiana flight 214 accident, the SAAB 105 trainer, an Air New Zealand and Etihad maintenance agreement, and aviation news from the UK. Co-host Rob Mark will be away for a few months to focus on some other projects, and we welcome National CFI of the Year Max Trescott to help shoulder the co-hosting load. Guest Guest Steve Csonka is a long-time commercial aviation professional with airline and aviation OEM experience, and he’s the Executive Director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), a public/private partnership.
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  • Pilotage in a Digital Age

    tmacrock
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    When was the last time you were lost in a General Aviation aircraft? The thought of it is quite frightening. However, not too long ago it was not that uncommon to be "lost" or as I would prefer to say...
  • Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Review

    tmacrock
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    As a pilot and father to twin four year old's the opening weekend of Planes: Fire & Rescue, the second movie in the Planes Trilogy, was a day we have been looking forward to for some time to come. A...
  • Flight Training At Its Best: Al Waterloo

    tmacrock
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    It seems every aviation site and magazine continues to discuss how Flight Training is broken. Travis Ammon of Simple Flight wrote an interesting post, "Lets Quit the Blame Game" earlier this year about how the industry needs to stop focusing...
  • Making the Best of a Marginal VFR Day

    tmacrock
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    It had been a while since I had flown, so to get current, I booked some time with Simple Flight CFI Extraordinaire Al Waterloo. Our goal was to go out and do a biennial flight review flight (BFR). However, when...
  • Missed by History: Jerrie Mock The First Woman to Fly Around the World

    tmacrock
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Quick, name the most famous female aviator of all time? Of course your answer was Amelia Earhart, a revolutionary figure in aviation with a tragic story to boot. However, I contend that Jerrie Mock should have been in your decision...
 
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  • Videos for 2014-07-28

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IDF Forces Detonate Tunnel Network IDF Forces Detonate Tunnel Network Golani Brigade and Combat Engineering Corps Detonates Tunnel used for Terror in Gaza From: defenseupdate Views: 121 3 ratings Time: 01:18 More in News & Politics
  • Videos for 2014-07-27

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IDF Soldiers Unveil Terror Tunnels in Gaza IDF Soldiers Unveil Terror Tunnels in Gaza http://defense-update.com/20140727_gaza_tunnels.html | Asymmetric underground manoeuvrability and operability is shaping the modern battlespace in urban and complex terrain, offering a clear benefit to the irregular side. The fierce fighting between Israel and the Palestinian terror organisations in Gaza is highlighting the growing need for technologies that can assist the regular military operating in the subterranean dimension. http://defense-update.com/20140727_subterranean_ops.html From: defenseupdate…
  • The military needs better technologies for subterranean operations

    Tamir Eshel
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Asymmetric underground manoeuvrability and operability is shaping the modern battlespace in urban and complex terrain, offering a clear benefit to the irregular side. The fierce fighting between Israel and the Palestinian terror organisations in Gaza is highlighting the growing need for technologies that can assist the regular military operating in the subterranean dimension.               Related StoriesOperating robots undergroundIsrael’s campaign directed at Gaza’s tunnel infrastructureARL: Bringing nano…
  • Israel’s campaign directed at Gaza’s tunnel infrastructure

    Tamir Eshel
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Operation 'Protective Edge' will be remembered as one of the first military operations where a modern army had to face an irregular enemy mostly in the subterranean operational environment. While irregular forces have exploited the underground dimension in the past, in Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Palestinians in Gaza relied on their subterranean tunnel network as a battlespace - gaining mobility, communications, force protection and survivability, and denying the enemy from its main advantage - dominance in intelligence and firepower.
  • Operating robots underground

    Tamir Eshel
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    As robots are assuming part of the roles performed by human operators, particularly in dangerous missions, it is obvious they will be used in subterranean environments. However, denied the basic attributes necessary for its operation - navigation, guidance and communications - most military robot are still awaiting some technological solutions when tasked with missions underground               Related StoriesThe military needs better technologies for subterranean operationsIsrael’s campaign directed at Gaza’s…
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  • The Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    JetAviator7
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Boeing P-26 PeashooterThe Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.[N 1] Designed and built by Boeing; the prototype first flew in 1932, and the type was still in use with the U.S. Army Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines. The Boeing P-26 was a tricky airplane to land because of the short nose and powerful engine which made the aircraft want to flip nose over tail. This resulted in injury to a number of pilots, and so Boeing installed an armored headrest on the airplane…
  • Flying Legends Warbirds

    JetAviator7
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Spitfire Aircraft In FlightIf you like airplanes then you probably love the Supermarine Spitfire! Anyone who has ever thought about World War II and the Battle of Britain surely knows about the legendary Spitfire and the men who flew them. As a pilot I have always loved the sound of those Rolls-Royce Merlin engines with their distinct sound. Whenever I get the chance I go to an airshow, more to see and hear those legendary aircraft from World War II than the whine of jet engines in the current military aircraft. Imperial War Museum In Duxford, England you will find the Imperial War Museum…
  • Wake Turbulence – Devil or Angel?

    JetAviator7
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Wake Turbulence From An AircraftWhen I was learning to fly we were always advised to avoid wake turbulence at all costs, but perhaps that has changed now, at least for the USAF. After studying birds the engineers at Boeing came up with the idea of using wake turbulence from a lead aircraft to surf, much like race cars draft each other by getting close behind another car. The idea is for one aircraft to trail (surf) behind another aircraft and use the wake turbulence off of a wing to pull the trailing aircraft along. Theoretically you could have two aircraft trailing behind the left and right…
  • Sunglass Lenses

    JetAviator7
    30 May 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sunglass Lenses TintsAs you shop for aviator sunglasses you are sure to notice the different sunglass lenses colors, but have you ever considered the fact that the color the sunglass lenses might be important depending upon what you need the sunglasses for? Lens color is a key factor to the sunglass-wearing experience; the amount and types of details the pilot needs to see in various lighting conditions will determine the precise sunglass lens color he needs. “Color perception varies from person to person,” says Oakley’s Andy McSorley. “It is solely opinion-based.” Nonetheless, he…
  • Short Field Takeoff

    JetAviator7
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    A Short Field TakeoffFor pilots one of the most challenging situations are the short field takeoff. But add to that density altitude and you have even more of a challenge! Over the years I have encountered a number of times when a short field takeoff was required by runway length or density altitude considerations; however, I never trusted the charts to be completely accurate because the aircraft I was flying was not brand new flown by a test pilot. As a result I always added a safety margin. Short Field Technique The short field takeoff technique you use will be determined by the type of…
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  • The Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    JetAviator7
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Boeing P-26 PeashooterThe Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.[N 1] Designed and built by Boeing; the prototype first flew in 1932, and the type was still in use with the U.S. Army Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines. The Boeing P-26 was a tricky airplane to land because of the short nose and powerful engine which made the aircraft want to flip nose over tail. This resulted in injury to a number of pilots, and so Boeing installed an armored headrest on the airplane…
  • Flying Legends Warbirds

    JetAviator7
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Spitfire Aircraft In FlightIf you like airplanes then you probably love the Supermarine Spitfire! Anyone who has ever thought about World War II and the Battle of Britain surely knows about the legendary Spitfire and the men who flew them. As a pilot I have always loved the sound of those Rolls-Royce Merlin engines with their distinct sound. Whenever I get the chance I go to an airshow, more to see and hear those legendary aircraft from World War II than the whine of jet engines in the current military aircraft. Imperial War Museum In Duxford, England you will find the Imperial War Museum…
  • Wake Turbulence – Devil or Angel?

    JetAviator7
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Wake Turbulence From An AircraftWhen I was learning to fly we were always advised to avoid wake turbulence at all costs, but perhaps that has changed now, at least for the USAF. After studying birds the engineers at Boeing came up with the idea of using wake turbulence from a lead aircraft to surf, much like race cars draft each other by getting close behind another car. The idea is for one aircraft to trail (surf) behind another aircraft and use the wake turbulence off of a wing to pull the trailing aircraft along. Theoretically you could have two aircraft trailing behind the left and right…
  • Sunglass Lenses

    JetAviator7
    30 May 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sunglass Lenses TintsAs you shop for aviator sunglasses you are sure to notice the different sunglass lenses colors, but have you ever considered the fact that the color the sunglass lenses might be important depending upon what you need the sunglasses for? Lens color is a key factor to the sunglass-wearing experience; the amount and types of details the pilot needs to see in various lighting conditions will determine the precise sunglass lens color he needs. “Color perception varies from person to person,” says Oakley’s Andy McSorley. “It is solely opinion-based.” Nonetheless, he…
  • Short Field Takeoff

    JetAviator7
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    A Short Field TakeoffFor pilots one of the most challenging situations are the short field takeoff. But add to that density altitude and you have even more of a challenge! Over the years I have encountered a number of times when a short field takeoff was required by runway length or density altitude considerations; however, I never trusted the charts to be completely accurate because the aircraft I was flying was not brand new flown by a test pilot. As a result I always added a safety margin. Short Field Technique The short field takeoff technique you use will be determined by the type of…
 
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  • They’re Back! – The Hartman & Heinz Show – Oshkosh 2014

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Andy Heinz and Mike Hartman are back with an all new show.  Tune in and hear from Steven Bridgewater (Aeroplane / Jets Magazine) and many more familiar voices.  Thanks for tuning in!  Next episode will be a live broadcast on the all new Warbird Radio LIVE streaming channel. DOWNLOAD SHOW FOR FREE BY […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – CAF Moves To Dallas & Fly EAA’s B-17 – Episode 538

    Staff Writer
    30 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Hear the news about the CAF’s big move to Dallas from Commemorative Air Force CEO Steve Brown.  Plus, listen in as WR’s own Zane Adams recounts his flight on the EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast”.  Matt also outlines the plans for the new live channel coming this summer and all the new shows. […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – TR Update / Beyond Powder / Giveway – Episode 537

    Staff Writer
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in for a full update on the B-17 Texas Raiders.  Find out how there 1/2 month tour to Sun-N-Fun and more went!  We’ll also speak with a WWII Blimp crewmember who flew along the east coast on coastal patrols.  This particular veteran went on to serve on Privateers and said “today” […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – Arlington’s Next Fly-Over – Episode 536

    Staff Writer
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – The patriots at Warrior Aviation are at it again!  Listen in as Pat Marsh and Mark Burgess outline their next honor flight over Arlington National Cemetery later this month.  Download this episode for all the details. FYI…Gary Velasco also chimes in on next week’s big giveaway.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Warrior […]
  • Freeman Field Recovery Team On NatGeo – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep535

    Staff Writer
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Our friends at the Freeman Field Recovery Team will be featured on NatGeo’s popular show Diggers this Tuesday (March 11th) at 10pm (EST) on the NatGeo Channel.  David Gray joins Matt Jolley with an update on the buried WWII German aircraft on Freeman Field.  Find out how the recovery is progressing and […]
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  • New airline routes launched (22 July – 28 July 2014)

    anna.aero
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    A total of 32 air services were launched by 19 airlines during the course of last week, including VietJetAir’s latest domestic route from Da Nang to Can Tho, Fly Africa launching its first operations from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls as well as flynas’ second route to London Gatwick, this time from Riyadh. The rest of this week’s […]The post New airline routes launched (22 July – 28 July 2014) appeared first on anna.aero.
  • The Yanks are coming!!! Southwest Airlines sends ace running team to Budapest Runway Run

    anna.aero
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    As Southwest Airlines’ international expansion continues this month, WNCO is sending an ace team to take part in the “bud:runway run” – the air transport charity race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September, with the clear aim to triumph over Europe’s low cost carriers, the majors, and other airlines from the […]The post The Yanks are coming!!! Southwest Airlines sends ace running team to Budapest Runway Run appeared first on anna.aero.
  • US domestic market barely growing as airlines make huge profits; international capacity up almost 10% this summer

    anna.aero
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    As the US airline industry continues to make healthy profits, domestic capacity growth is still negligible overall. However, we reveal which of the leading domestic airlines is growing fastest. The international market is showing more signs of life and again we look to see how the leading carriers compare. According to IATA’s Airlines Financial Monitor […]The post US domestic market barely growing as airlines make huge profits; international capacity up almost 10% this summer appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Thailand’s Nok Air celebrates 10 years of operations; new Q400s open up possibility of more international routes

    anna.aero
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    The latest LCC to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 (we have already had Wizz Air and Vueling) is Thailand’s Nok Air. Operating almost exclusively domestically from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport the airline currently offers around one-quarter of all domestic seats in the domestic market. On 23 July, Thai LCC Nok Air celebrated 10 years […]The post Thailand’s Nok Air celebrates 10 years of operations; new Q400s open up possibility of more international routes appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Turkish Airlines strengthens its Atatürk hub with new domestic link

    anna.aero
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Turkish Airlines launches its 38th domestic route — Gazipaşa — from its global base. Turkish Airlines commenced its 38th domestic route from its global hub at Istanbul Atatürk (IST), flying to Gazipaşa (GZP) in Southern Turkey. Started on 25 July, the 600-kilometre will be flown double-daily with a variety of equipment. Onur Air will provide […]The post Turkish Airlines strengthens its Atatürk hub with new domestic link appeared first on anna.aero.
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  • The Evil Face of Social Media Marketing: 3 Lessons on How to Respond to Airline Crises for Content Managers

    Shubhodeep Pal
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on how to respond to crises on social media. The first part is addressed to marketers; the second will be addressed to audiences.  Social media is the first source of information people turn to during crisis. Such a scenario makes it necessary for both active content-creators and passive promoters to be responsible while dealing with information they share and promote. The last week has seen three tragedies in quick succession — MH17, the TransAsia crash and the latest Air Algerie disappearance. Inevitably, in each of these cases, a flurry of…
  • Vote Now For Your Best Airline in SimpliFlying Awards 2014! #SFAwards14

    SimpliFlying
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Back for the 5th time, SimpliFlying Awards are bigger and better than ever For SimpliFlying Awards 2014, not only has the awards categories been revamped with 6 categories dedicated to airlines, we also saw entries from more airlines around the world as compared in past years – from United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australasia. (Note: SimpliFlying Awards for airports is coming up later this year. Details to follow soon.) And the race begins NOW til Aug, 8! Our airline finalists across six categories have put together two slides each to demonstrate quickly why they deserve…
  • [Free Report + Video] The State of Airline Marketing 2014: 7 New Trends with accompanying Case Studies

    Shubhodeep Pal
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    The State of Airline Marketing 2014 what? Published by SimpliFlying and airlinetrends.com, this year’s report has 7 new trends, that show how airline marketing is undergoing a revolution. why? Learn about the 7 key trends in airline marketing today including Visual Culture, Cool Tech, People Power and more! Each trend is accompanied by an illustrative case-study. is the report for you? This report is indispensable for marketing and communication professionals working at airlines and creative agencies who want to stay on top of the latest trends and best practices in airline…
  • Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in June 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

    Shubhodeep Pal
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency, airlinetrends.com, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover 15 new innovative airline marketing campaigns. Every month. The monthly report contains a selection of the 15 most innovative marketing and advertising campaigns launched by airlines around the world and assesses their impact. If you are a numbers person, you’d love our report too! What’s in this month’s report? A wide range of case studies…
  • Which were the best airport marketing campaigns from the second quarter of 2014? Find out in our Airport Marketing Benchmark Report

    Shubhodeep Pal
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    In a world of short attention spans and increasing options, advertising is undergoing an unprecedented change. Our latest airport marketing benchmark report highlights the airport brands that are developing strategies that will resonate with 21st-century travellers. Online content helps people express emotion and connect with each other around shared passions. Users want to interact through sharing, commenting and joining a conversation. Airport brands can leverage these passions and conversations to forge deeper bonds with their passengers. Discover the 15 most innovative airport marketing…
 
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  • Marketing Strategies – Approaching Your Top Ten Most Desired Customers

    Paula Williams
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    This one of the most powerful marketing strategies that we share with all of our clients early in the process of working together. One of our clients (who is a pilot) remarked that “customers don’t come with approach plates.” No, they don’t.   You have to make up your own. Unique Customers Require Unique Approaches. One thing we recommend to our clients is that they keep a “top ten” list of customers they want to do business with. (Remember that prospects are people, not companies, so you need to identify the specific person, or at least the job title, of…
  • LinkedIn for Aviation Marketing – Video Excerpt

    Paula Williams
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
      The recording of the full class, as well as the printed slides and materials, are available to our Master Class Members by clicking here. (Login required.) Not yet a member? Join us!
  • Download the August 2014 Aviation Marketing Calendar

    Paula Williams
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Download the August 2014 Aviation Marketing Calendar. Know about aviation trade shows, conventions and events. Plan marketing routines that lead to long-term success. Be aware of ABCI webinars, panel discussions and executive briefings. Using a calendar like this one to plan your marketing activities will help you stay on track, coordinate activities among your own team, and coordinate with other organizations.
  • Social Media Survey of Aviation Professionals – Results and Recommendations

    Paula Williams
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    ABCI (Aviation Business Consultants International)  conducted a social media survey of aviation professionals, which concluded on July 11, 2014. The results confirmed some of our suspicions, and held a few surprises as well. We advertised the survey on eight social media networks, as well as on our blog.  Survey respondents were compensated only with a report of the results. Who responded to the survey? The first two questions were designed to determine the segments of the aviation industry that respondents worked in, the companies they work for, and the positions they hold within those…
  • “Is it worth upgrading an account to LinkedIn Business, Business Plus or Executive?”

    Paula Williams
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Here’s a question we received AFTER our LinkedIn webinar this week- it’s a good one, and I wish we had included in the session! “Is it worth upgrading an account to LinkedIn Business, Business Plus or Executive?” But, better late than never,  here’s the answer now. Although I’m sure the folks that work at LinkedIn would disagree, my opinion is no, it’s not worth upgrading an account to LinkedIn Business or any of the premium options. Here’s why: The primary benefit of those paid, premium accounts is that you are able to send “out of…
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  • which door is closer? ATOMs #14-14

    Mark Jones Jr
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I went to a local mall the other day, and based on my inability to find a good parking spot, I found myself farther than expected from the entrance I had planned to use. As I walked towards the building, I noticed another entrance, and it appeared that I was almost the same distance from each entrance. There was nothing obstructing me–no rows of cars or sidewalks or medians–that would have helped me decide which direction to choose. My instinct said to choose the right entrance. Then I stopped myself. I don’t have an instinct about this kind of thing. And I forced myself to…
  • “cleared for takeoff” — observations #28

    Mark Jones Jr
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Not all words are powerful. Words spoken in the proper context by the appropriate person can be extremely powerful. “Cleared for takeoff” is one such example. These words must be delivered by the appropriate air traffic controller, at a specific time, to a particular aircraft. It is the combination of these three things, along with the actual message, that makes the clearance meaningful. 1. Context 2. Speaker 3. Receiver 4. Message In some cases, even jargon is necessary. Communication is complicated, which means that we have an important responsibility to steward the power of…
  • leadership is “and” not an “or” — observations #27

    Mark Jones Jr
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes on the road of life, I find myself in two roles–both leader and follower. For example, when you stand in a line, you follow the person in front of yourself, but you lead the person behind you. I don’t believe that you have to be a leader or a follower. In fact, I think the best leaders are the ones following something worthwhile and helping those who can’t yet lead themselves. Life is a journey. And these are observations from ours. __________________________________________________ You’ve just read observations, a monthly column that illustrates in my…
  • Index of First Flights – June

    Mark Jones Jr
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Feedback needed: Should I clean up the format? Should I hyperlink or just leave it as plain text? What else do you like or not like about the layout? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact with your thoughts. 6/1/1944 First flight of the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning #flighttest http://ow.ly/3leDJr 6/2/2009 First flight of the Lockheed Martin X-55 ACCA #flighttest http://ow.ly/3lh5I6 6/3/1949 First flight of the Lockheed XF-90, with variable incidence empennage #flighttest http://ow.ly/xz1LN via @afmuseum 6/4/1980 First flight of the Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J #flighttest…
  • why is probability important? ATOMs #14-13

    Mark Jones Jr
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been having a conversation with other members of my profession, flight test, an area of expertise that involves engineering, aviation, and generally speaking, the scientific process. The major points of my plea are as follows. 1. I personally believe that probability and other applied tools of mathematics and statistics are as important as airmanship. [At this point, I have, by my choice of words--airmanship--down-selected the breadth of my audience.] 2. I also believe that it’s not the formula for standard deviation (or any other probability distribution) that’s most…
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  • Airbus A380 Caribbean Style

    Franklin Polanco
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Airbus A380 family of aircraft has become a legend of its own. Here are some real and some make believe wishes of Airlines using the A380. The Airbus A380 is a double-deckwide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and many airports have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially namedAirbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing‘s monopoly in the large-aircraft market.  AirCanada-A380-Airbus Fly Emirates Airbus Caribbean Jet-Airways-A380 Caribbean-Airlines-A380…
  • Sunseeker Duo First Passenger Flight

    Franklin Polanco
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    On May The Solar Powered Sun Seeker took flight for the first time with two people onboard. Eric and Irena Raymond where the Pilots of the Solar Plane. The Sunseeker’s accomplishment may not seem as impressive as, say, the Solar Impulse crew’s plan to circumnavigate the globe using nothing but wind currents and solar power – or, even its test flight from San Fran to Phoenix – but it’s a huge step forward in the Raymonds’ plans to bring solar-powered electric aircraft to the recreational airplane market. You’ll be able to see more solar plane goodness at Osh Kosh in July.
  • Fly In- Aventura en la Presa

    Franklin Polanco
    22 May 2014 | 8:52 am
    Fly In  Mayo 2014 – Aventura en la Presa
  • Automated assembly of aircraft wings

    Franklin Polanco
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities of the wing structure. The volume of air traffic has soared in the past few decades, and aircraft manufacturer Airbus expects to see this figure triple by 2030. On a single day, more than 1,300 take-offs and landings are handled by the flight tower at Frankfurt’s international airport. This represents no less than 155,000 passengers who pass through this airport each day. To provide…
  • The AeroClub Naco RC Squadron Gallery

    Franklin Polanco
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    A Gallery View of The “squadron” of RC PLANES that were exhibited on the Inauguration of The Aeroclub Naco in Santo Domingo.
 
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  • Social Media: Fight or Flight

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Your heart races and breath quickens. Your pupils dilate and face flushes. You’re under attack. In that split second, you decide whether to stand your ground or flee the scene. Oh, and I ought to mention, you face this scenario gazing at Twitter on your phone. Someone’s dissing your company. Questioning your services. Impugning your...
  • Sedgwick County Health Department Worksite Wellness Newsletter; Wellness Policy Highlight

    Greteman Group
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    This quarter, we are highlighting a wellness benefit offered at Greteman Group which specializes in full-service aviation marketing, advertising and public relations. Click here for the company website. Doggie Fridays  Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome to join us in the office on Fridays…Please be courteous to other team members (addressing behavior concerns immediately, controlling barking, minimizing distractions,...
  • Why NBAA Regional Forums Rock

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    NBAA regional forums like last week’s in Van Nuys deliver a concentrated punch of information and inspiration. Greteman Group colleague Rachel Groene and I attended this one-day event on June 26. Signature Flight Support and TWC Aviation threw open their doors to exhibitors and cleared tarmacs for static displays at Van Nuys Airport (VNY). Located...
  • Greteman Group Work for Hutton Construction Published

    Greteman Group
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Hutton Construction has concrete vision. But it took Greteman Group, a Wichita-based marketing communications agency, for Hutton to truly claim the stuff it’s made of. The identity Greteman Group created for Hutton Construction was selected for inclusion in LogoLounge 8, which publishes in July. LogoLounge serves as a highly respected online resource, showcasing current work...
  • Greteman Group Adds New Digital Director

    Greteman Group
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sarah Goertz recently joined Wichita-based marketing agency Greteman Group as digital director. She leads digital strategies, from conception through successful implementation for the agency and its clients. Goertz brings a strong interactive background, from immersive web design to app development. Prior to joining Greteman Group, Goertz worked first at Cessna then at Beechcraft, now Textron...
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    Air Facts Journal

  • 60 seconds with the FAA administrator: what would you say?

    Air Facts Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:47 pm
    You’ve got 60 seconds – what would you tell him? One of the most popular rituals at Oshkosh is “Meet the Administrator,” where pilots get to ask the current FAA boss any question they want. This is always a revealing session, as it quickly becomes clear what issues are important to the average pilot. It is also interesting because what people say when hidden behind an email address and what they say in person often varies. Now it’s your turn. We’re going to pretend you have a one-on-one meeting with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in his office.
  • A Mustang memory

    John Laming
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Mention Australia and it is odds on that kangaroos and Sydney’s Bondi Beach will spring to mind. With its rolling surf and bikini clad babes, Bondi was my favourite hangout as a teenager after I had arrived in Australia in 1947. Six weeks after sailing from Southampton, I stood with my parents gazing in wonder at the beautiful foreshores of Sydney Harbour. Our ship was the SS Esperance Bay and in 1940 her sister ship, the Jervis Bay, had gone down with all guns blazing saving an Atlantic convoy from the awesome firepower of the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. After reading Biggles,…
  • A sentimental journey

    David Reinhart
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Sometimes only an airplane of your own can make a trip possible. My wife Christine and I proved this a few summers ago when we took our Cardinal on a whirlwind tour of half the country. It started out at the end of May. We left Massachusetts for Frederick, Maryland, home of AOPA. It was the last year that AOPA had its fly-in and open house the first weekend of June. We went down a couple days early to do some sightseeing before the show. We had to file IFR to get out of our home base of Fitchburg, but the weather soon broke and we had decent weather for most of the flight. We kept our…
  • Mecca

    Lane Wallace
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Note: Meet Lane Wallace in person at EAA AirVenture this year. Lane will be in Sporty’s Tent (outside Exhibit Hangar B) on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 2 pm to 3 pm, signing copies of her book, Unforgettable: My 10 Best Flights. Lane is a long-time attendee in Oshkosh, and this is the first chapter from Unforgettable Fifty-one weeks out of the year, Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is an unremarkable, if scenic, stretch of open fields surrounding two long runways arranged in a kind of disconnected “T” configuration. There’s a museum up the way, through the trees, where another…
  • Lesson learned at Oshkosh: eyes opened

    Frank Christopher
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Editor’s Note: This is the latest article in our series called “I Can’t Believe I Did That,” where pilots ‘fess up about mistakes they’ve made but lived to tell about. If you have a story to tell, email us at: editor@airfactsjournal.com I earned my ticket in October of 2006 at the age of 35. A few months later, in July of 2007, a pilot friend of the family heard I was a new pilot and invited me along to Oshkosh. Even though I had just met Steve, I thought it was an awesome opportunity so of course I said yes. It was my first real flying trip, and it was to Oshkosh (my first…
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    iPad Pilot News

  • New SiriusXM wireless weather receiver for iPad

    Bret Koebbe
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    There’s little argument that more pilots are flying with onboard datalink weather today than ever before, thanks in large part to the iPad and portable weather receivers. Most pilots are taking advantage of the subscription-free FAA ADS-B weather broadcast, which provides nationwide NEXRAD radar and a full suite of text weather products, TFRs, NOTAMS and more. There are, however, a few limitations when using the ground-based ADS-B network for weather, like limited reception when on the ground, lower radar resolution and a lack of advanced thunderstorm analysis products. To give…
  • How to organize your approach plates in ForeFlight

    John Zimmerman
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    One of the best features of iPad apps like ForeFlight Mobile is how easy they make it to organize and update your instrument approach charts. Instead of flipping through pages of paper, now you can simply search for the right airport, pick a chart and zoom in on that fine print. But how do you keep all your charts organized? Here are some tips to help. The Plates tab makes it easy to add approach charts to individual “binders.” In ForeFlight Mobile, you can view instrument approach charts from multiple screens. For preflight planning, tap the Airports tab, then the Procedures…
  • Iridium Go enables in-flight messaging, phone calls

    John Zimmerman
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Many pilots can’t stand to be disconnected from their smartphones and tablets for longer than a few minutes. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing can be debated, but there are certainly times when it would be helpful to send a quick text message or make a phone call from the air. That’s especially true for passengers, who don’t have their hands full like the pilot. Unfortunately, that always-on connection just isn’t available in most general aviation airplanes–unless you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a certified system. The Iridium Go is a…
  • iPad seminars at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

    John Zimmerman
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    iPad seminars have become a fixture at EAA’s annual Oshkosh fly-in, with dozens of presenters covering topics from the basics to advanced app features and the latest iPad accessories. The 2014 edition of AirVenture is no different, with almost too many iPad seminars to count. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 has plenty of chances to learn about the latest iPad gear, apps and tips. Here are some highlights: Sporty’s iPad 101. A crash course on the iPad for pilots. Learn which model iPad to buy, pre-flight tips, which apps to use, accessory options and much more. If you’re just…
  • Garmin Connext links iPad with panel-mount avionics

    John Zimmerman
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    When Aspen Avionics first announced its Connected Panel at Oshkosh three years ago, most pilots intuitively understood the idea: everyone is carrying more and more portable devices (especially iPads), but they are totally disconnected from the panel-mount avionics that we use for primary navigation. If someone could connect all those iPads with all those fancy GPS navigators, good things would happen. Garmin’s new Flight Stream 210 connects panel-mount navigators with portable devices. Executing that idea has been a tough job, thanks to some FAA hesitation, but Aspen is now shipping…
 
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    New Airport Insider: Unique Insights

  • Incheon Airport South Korea Evaluates European A-CDM

    Kris de Bolle
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Being an advocate of best practices to implement airport collaborative decision making implies agenda flexibility, and investing ample time to allow A-CDM candidates to grasp the concept of A-CDM as it is practiced in live operations. Be it after business […]
  • Australia Airports Build: Politics and Sydney Airport No. 2

    Dan Parsons
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    A couple of the world’s airport hotspots have already been profiled on this blog but this post isn’t about a hotspot, it’s probably more of an odd-spot. While Australia is a big country, it is also a small country. It […]
  • Introduction to Airport Planning: The Master Plan

    David Ruiz-Celada
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:35 am
    On January 1st, 1914. Abram Pheil became the 1st scheduled passenger in aviation history when he travelled between St. Petersburg and Tampa on a two-seater: Benoist XIV. More than 100 years have passed since, and aviation has bloomed as a whole […]
  • A-CDM Get Together at Heathrow Airport

    Kris de Bolle
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    Left to right: Rodolphe Linais from Aéroports de Paris – A-CDM at Charles de Gaulle Airport / Ruud van Ooij from KLM – A-CDM* de-icing project at Schiphol Airport / Hans Kelder from KLM Ground Services – A-CDM* de-icing project at […]
  • Indonesia Airports Build: Overcrowding

    Guillaume Dupont
    28 May 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Indonesia’s 230 airports are as active as the ones serving its capital, and sadly busy in the same proportions. The 25 Indonesian airports managed by state-owned company PT Angkasa Pur (which includes the country’s busiest such as Surabaya, Jakarta, Makassar and Bali Denpasar) […]
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    Pilot Aviation Forum - All Forums

  • The embraer 2 cabin

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Priestmangoode is a design firm behind the rebranded interiors of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Recently the company unveiled a new cabin design that'll hit the skies in 2018. The aim is to increase space for passengers comfort and also bigger luggage bins. Priestmangoode says, so each passenger can fit one piece of airline-standard carry-on luggage into a bin wheels first. Legs have also been removed between plane seats, which lets bigger items be stored underneath, and reduces plane weight. Have a look.
  • Volo's VC200 Volocopter First Flight

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    As the federal ministry of economics and technology granted 2 million € as a subsidy of the project-related costs, e-volo is working together with a research and industry syndicate to build the VC200, the first Volocopter in the world to carry two people. Have a look.
  • Pilot Selfies

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Have a look to these pilot having fun and taking selfies.
  • Japanese Military Planes of World War II

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Those are the Japenese Aircrafts during the World War 2. Have a look. If you have more informations, do not hesitate to share with us. Mitsubishi G4-M3 "Betty" Mitsubishi A5-M "Claude" Kawasaki Ki-61 "Tony" Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero "Zeke"
  • Boeing P-26A Peashooter

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    can nobody else embedd videos on here
 
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